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World Wildlife Day 2018

World Wildlife Day 2018

 

World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on 3 March, the day of the signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973. World Wildlife Day 2018, celebrated under the theme “Big cats: predators under threat”.

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3rd Biodiversity Economy Indaba

3rd Biodiversity Economy Indaba

 

The 3rd National Biodiversity Economy Indaba will be held on 8 - 10 March 2018 in the Eastern Cape Province. This event will mainly focus on seeking to build on the successful foundations to hold a Unique African Biodiversity Economy Trade and investment platform.

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Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

 

An Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) for waste tyres was approved by the Hon Minister B E E Molewa in November 2012 and has been in implementation by REDISA since then. The DEA has since established the Waste Bureau in terms of section 34A (1) of the National Environmental Management Act – Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)...

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Draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comments

Draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comments

 

Minister Edna Molewa has on 16 February 2018 published in Government Notice No.116 in the Government Gazette No.41445 draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comments. The written public comments should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of the notice.

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EIA Regulations in applying for electricity grid infrastructure development and renewable energy development activities

EIA Regulations in applying for electricity grid infrastructure development and renewable energy development activities

 

 

Minister Molewa hereby in terms of section 24(5) (a) and (b) of the NEMA, 1998 and Regulation 15 of the EIA Regulations provided for the procedures to be followed in applying for electricity grid infrastructure development activities and in applying for renewable energy development activities.

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DEA to showcase environmental monitors work in the fight against rhino poaching

DEA to showcase environmental monitors work in the fight against rhino poaching


 

The DEA will showcase the work of the Environmental Monitors (EM) in their quest to curb the scourge of rhino poaching in the eastern parts of Kruger National Park bordering the area of Hoedspruit in Limpopo.

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General notice on decision for BBWW and WSCD 2017 permit allocation

General notice on decision for BBWW and WSCD 2017 permit allocation

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs has published general notice for the decisions on the boat-based whale watching (BBWW) and white shark cage diving (WSCD) permits allocation process of 2017. The notices serve to set out the criteria, the process and methodology for the decisions on allocation of permits in the BBWW and WSCD sectors. 

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20 February 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has applauded a group of Environmental Monitors (EM), also known as Maeba (Doves), for their impeccable work programme geared towards fighting the scourge of rhino poaching in the Hoedspruit area. With at least 1 659 young South Africans participating on the Environmental Monitors Programme.


20 February 2018 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has on 16 February 2018, published in Government Notice No. 116 in the Government Gazette No. 41445 draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comment. The Buffalo River EMP has been developed in terms of NEM: ICMA24 of 2008.


15 February 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will showcase the work of the Environmental Monitors (EM) in their quest to curb the scourge of rhino poaching in the eastern parts of Kruger National Park bordering the area of Hoedspruit in Limpopo. With at least 1 620 young South Africans participating on the Environmental Monitors programme across the country.


13 February 2018 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has appointed the Environmental Assessment Practitioner Association of South Africa (EAPASA) as the sole registration authority in terms of Section 24H of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) for a period of five years, effective from 08 February 2018.


12 February 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs will welcome back the SA Agulhas II, as she returns from Antarctica on Tuesday, 13 February 2018, at the East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront Cape Town. Aboard the vessel will be the SANAE 56 expedition team, DEA’s supporting team.